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5.0 out of 5 stars why are people so confused about RT?, 10 July 2013
This review is from: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11-inch Touchscreen Convertible Laptop (Silver) - (Nvidia Tegra T30 1.3GHz, 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8 RT) (Personal Computers)
First off, this is a great product. it is fast, light and the battery can last up to ten hours. The Yoga is a fantastic design and at the current price on Amazon it is a bargain. The problem with some reviewers is that they seem to be focussing on what the Yoga/RT system is not and never was, and they seem so disappointed. One reviewer wants to express his devotion to his Mac which is sweet really, however the Yoga is not a laptop and so it is not a like for like comparison and so his comments in the matter are redundant. Others complain that Windows RT is not the full operating system, Really? One thing I will say about Apple fans is that they understood that the ipad was not a mac and that the ipad was not expected to run 'legacy' programs, they took all this in their stride and embraced change.
Microsoft have done a good job with RT and I like that it is bundled with Office 2013. Sure there are not a zillion apps in the Microsoft store and that may be a deal breaker for you. I have been using a Samsung tablet for two years and the only apps I used regularly have been VLC player and Citymapper. The tablet was used mostly for watching videos, checking email and using GPS mapping, the downside was that I couldn't do my office work very easily. With the Lenovo I have the perfect combination.

In sum, there is no point whatsoever in comparing RT to full Windows 8, anymore than you would compare mac os x to the ipad operating system. Oh, and do buy the Lenovo Yoga it really is that good - three weeks in and no problems whatsoever other than needing to switch off wifi before connecting a Bluetooth speaker.
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Initial post: 24 Jul 2013 09:07:38 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jul 2013 09:09:17 BDT
Mike D. says:
I agree totally, Charles. I knew what I was buying with the Yoga RT - a great design which allows me to run apps from the Windows store and has Office 2013 built in. I have no need to run legacy Windows software on it. Its physical flexibility is unique. It normally sits in the corner of our kitchen in "tent" mode for catching up on news, email, weather, BBC iPlayer etc, but it can be easily picked up and flipped into conventional keyboard mode for serious typing.
If you understand what it's designed to do, there really is nothing out there to match it.
In our house we have Windows 8 PC's and iPads as well as the Yoga. The Yoga is our "go to" device for most purposes.
iPad still has the most comprehensive app store, but Windows Store is catching up.
I'm delighted with my Yoga 11.

Posted on 7 Aug 2013 07:44:18 BDT
Amazon has put you're review on the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13-inch product page and i am really confused as to what version does run the full win 8 os? Do you know?
I think amazon does this alot, very confusing.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Aug 2013 15:58:49 BDT
The 13 inch runs the full Windows 8 OS. Hope that clarifies things.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Aug 2013 22:58:28 BDT
Thanks yes

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Sep 2013 12:21:46 BDT
easywriter says:
But your review is on the link for the 11.6 inch version. Not the same machine.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Sep 2013 13:32:16 BDT
Well I have no idea how that has happened because on my list of reviews it is clearly for the 11 inch RT version.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Sep 2013 10:54:05 BDT
It's also on every i7 version of yoga 11.6". So it may be confusing for people. i7 versions are for full Win8.
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